2011 Toyota Sienna

2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2011-12 Toyota Sienna Subject To Two Recalls
2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2011-12 Toyota Sienna Subject To Two Recalls

Toyota has issued two recalls for the 2010-2011 Corolla and the 2011-12 Sienna. Both vehicles appear to suffer from problems with the A-pillar trim panel (at the front of the vehicle's interior), which could cause additional problems during a crash. The Sienna also has some problems with its stated...Read More»

2011 Toyota Corolla
2010-2011 Toyota Corolla, 2011 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain 2010-2011 model year Corolla compact cars and 2011 Toyota Sienna minivans for a damaged A-pillar trim panel retention clip. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 518. Affected...Read More»

2012 Toyota Sienna
2011-2012 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Toyota is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Toyota Sienna minivans because of an incorrect tire and load information placard. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 210,000. Documentation from Toyota to...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
Best Backseat DVD Entertainment Systems: Parents, Bliss Out

Among the many features you can spend money on in the family car, one is perhaps most sought-after by passengers in the rear seat. In-car DVD rear entertainment systems, though often a bit costly, can make a big difference between back-seat peace and quiet and sibling rivalry gone awry. We took a...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Sun For the Whole Family: Family Cars with Dual Sunroofs

Call them sunroofs or moonroofs, UltraView or Panorama, or even something else, when it comes to the best family cars with dual sunroofs, it’s not the name that matters but how top-drawer the feature is. Here are dual sunroofs from six automakers worth a look. Family vehicle choices include...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Which Minivan Gets The Best Gas Mileage?

Families with a need to transport seven or eight passengers also want to save as much money as possible on fuel. But which of the current crop of 2011 minivans gets the best gas mileage? It all depends on how you cut the numbers, but according to the EPA, the minivans with the best city fuel...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
2011 Toyota Sienna: Recall Alert

Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 50 vehicles on June 1, 2011. Toyota included any 2011 Toyota Siennas with a manufacture date between March 7, 2011 and March 10, 2011 in this recall. The recall documentation states that the dues to insufficient heat treatment, the front-right drive axle may...Read More»

Academy Awards
Toyota, Honda Sweep ThinkLA Interactive Awards

This year Los Angeles has taken it upon itself to recognize the digital superstars local digital superstars. The event is called ThinkLA, and is the first Interactive Awards Gala in LA. This year both Honda and Toyota took top honors in multiple categories. The Toyota Sienna Family was named Best...Read More»

Toyota 100 Cars for Good campaign
Visit Facebook To Give 100 Toyotas To 100 Nonprofits: Video

A few weeks ago, we told you about Toyota's "Ideas for Good" competition, which encouraged scientists, inventors, and average Joes (and Janes) to put Toyota technologies to new uses. Now comes another community-minded contest from the automaker, which will give 100 Toyota vehicles to 100 U.S...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Cadillac, Ford, BMW Win Most of Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards

In Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards, three automakers score multiple wins with Cadillac taking the lion’s share of three out of ten awards and Ford and BMW, two each. Single category award winners include Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz. This is the fourth year of the Kelley...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry LE
Pay-As-You-Drive Car Insurance: Big Savings, No Privacy?

Why should good drivers have to pay to subsidize the bad driving behavior of the other guys? Surveys show that most Americans – 95 percent – believe they are good drivers. So that really bad driving behavior is from the five percent out there. Why not shave off up to 30 percent in car...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Toyota, Lexus Big Winners In Intellichoice 2011 Best Overall Value Of The Year Awards

Intellichoice, part of the Motor Trend Market Group, recently announced its 2011 Best Overall Value of the Year Awards. Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus dominate the list with 11 wins (seven for Toyota and four for Lexus) in 21 categories. Why is it important to look at overall value when shopping...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima sedan
Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks: Good Value In Affordable Style

It’s always fun to see top 10 lists, including the annual one from Consumer Reports ranking the best vehicles in 10 categories. This year, Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks demonstrate one point very clearly: there’s plenty of good value, affordable vehicles available with plenty...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
Sorento, Mustang, G37, Elantra Among CR's Top Picks For 2011

Kia has muscled past GM and Toyota to earn itself a spot on Consumer Reports' Top Picks list for 2011. The 2011 Kia Sorento is this year's top pick in the Family SUV category and takes that spot from the Chevrolet Traverse; in previous years that spot had also been held by the Toyota Highlander and...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
Best Getaway Cars for Beating the Winter Doldrums

Sometimes you just can’t wait until spring. The snowdrifts are piling up against the house. The heating bills have got you down, and you yearn to blow out of town with the family just to get away. Here at Family Car Guide we’re pretty familiar with those kinds of feelings, so we thought...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
Best-Selling Minivans in 2010

Chrysler created the minivan market in 1983. But despite the current appeal of SUVs and crossovers, the fact is that consumers still buy these all-purpose family vehicles. To put a slightly different take on it, with some stunning new designs, it’s quite possible that minivans are making...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna LE
2011 Toyota Sienna XLE: A Step Up

Toyota has gone to great lengths to improve its image throughout the American marketplace, nowhere more so than in the minivan segment. The 2011 Sienna, introduced earlier this year has a more modern look to it – inside and out – and is far more appealing as a driver’s vehicle...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
TCC's Most Popular Reviews of 2010

Each month, TheCarConnection brings you new reviews of the latest new cars, trucks, crossovers and minivans. We're positive you read each and every one, in depth, at your leisure--but let's face it, some cars are more interesting than others. We've poked around in Google Analytics to see which...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
2011 Toyota Sienna Recalled For Brake-Light Switch Issue

Toyota will be recalling about 94,000 model-year-2011 Sienna minivans, all produced before early November of this year, for a potential issue with a stop-lamp switch bracket. According to Toyota, the bracket is close to the parking-brake pedal and could be nudged or deformed by the driver's foot...Read More»

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